Monthly Archives: August 2019

UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1518!!!

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WHAT KIND OF EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE FIRED?

Incompetent and lazy employees are easy to spot and fire but there are borderline personality traits and behaviors which are harder to spot and have a cancerous effect on company performance, attitude, and morale.

No one is perfect. Some gossip occasionally, harshly criticize the leadership or employee sometimes, say that’s not my job instead of I am not qualified to do it, blame someone else for under performing themselves, and try to take credit for another’s effort. If someone does this frequently then it is a sign of a corrosive dysfunctional employee who should be fired before such dysfunctional or bad behavior eats away at company performance, attitude, and morale.

Insults, put downs, name calling, ridiculing, and humiliation should be minimal on the job and anyone who relishes and persists in these attacks on employee reputations is not a good fit for the company.

Then there are the marginal lazy ones who do just enough to get by and use phrases such as “you are working too hard and making us all look bad” or “take it easy, what’s the rush?”.

Now a boss or manager is usually in charge of hiring and firing an employee. Whatever gossip there is circulates mostly among the employees and harsh criticism of the boss is seldom done to his or her face. Taking credit for another’s efforts is not always obvious to the boss and personality clashes between employees are also sometimes not that obvious to the one in charge. Further complicating open lines of communication is the difference in managing a handful of employees and twenty or more.

Feedback from a handful of employees is easier to get than from twenty or more so it is easier for a dysfunctional employee to fly under the radar if the boss is in charge of twenty or more employees. What a smart boss may need is one or more trusted long time experienced employees to act as his ears and eyes and inform him or her of any problematic employees. In prison such humans are called rats or spies but in a reputable business or company of large size you may need a handful of trusted informers to help keep track of what is really going on in the company and being held secret from the one in charge.

A boss or manager with emotional intelligence is the ideal with as much one on one communication as possible. The more employees there are the more remote and lesser becomes the one on one contact which is important in many leadership positions. Total reliance on an informer is also not advisable and when informed of a problematic employee the boss should make personal one on one contact and get the facts straight if at all possible before making a decision to threaten or fire a problematic employee.

Whatever the size of the employee count, a good boss or manager will keep as up to date and informed on potential personality problems as is realistically possible whether through personal effort alone or with the help of trustworthy informers. Feedback from trustworthy informers will help spot cancerous employees to be fired before their dysfunctional behavior spreads and starts to destroy company performance, attitude, and morale.

Yes, there are many minimum wage jobs with a high employee turnover where the biggest problem is finding employees who show up on time to work, who don’t do drugs, and who are capable of working hard on a reliable regular basis. This article is not meant as a valid source on how to manage or boss and pinpoint problem employees to be fired in high employee turnover businesses.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1517!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1516!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1515!!!

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8 QUESTIONS TO ASK STRANGERS IF YOU WANT TO GET FRIENDLY!!!

Click on this link to read the article which appeared in forbes.com from the Harvard Business Review by Remy Blumenfeld.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/remyblumenfeld/2019/08/18/8-top-networking-questions-from-harvard-business-review/#7a55c64e5537

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SOCIALIST IDEOLOGY, THE NEW OPPRESSIVE STATE RELIGION!!!

Traditional religion in the west is dying fast and is being replaced by a left wing, progressive, or socialist ideology which is really very much like the oppressive state religion or theocracy of the past with it’s own modern inquisitions and persecutions of heretics or disbelievers. The oppression is in the form of censorship, blacklisting, and financial ruin for all those dissenting from the orthodox beliefs of socialist ideology.

Collectivist rights are running roughshod over individual rights and the concept of private property, individual responsibility, individual secular morality, moral or ethical free speech, and the right of free association with humans that you trust and want to be with. Collectivist distribution of wealth is being forced without considering the morality, personal effort, ability, and health of the recipients. The clear line between a worthy moral individual and an immoral unworthy individual is being blurred and thus the numbers of immoral individuals is growing at an alarming rate with sick, drugged, promiscuous, mentally ill, and socially dysfunctional individuals becoming increasingly abundant. Wholesome family life, financial responsibility, and moral responsibility is rapidly declining and society is fast becoming a very depressing chaotic confiscatory ideological state.

Perhaps we need here an explanation of what I believe is the difference between free speech and moral or ethical free speech. True free speech is being able to print and state falsehoods about humans such as “he is an alcoholic, rapist, racist, pedophile, drug addict, liar, thief, adulterer, murderer, etc.” and say so publicly also. Obviously false lies, insults, name calling, put downs, humiliation, and ridicule can destroy a human’s public reputation and civility disappears from the political arena. Libel, slander, and violent threats should be unacceptable morally and speech can therefore be immoral or unethical. Moral or ethical free speech is limiting allowable public and printed speech such that a minimum of lies, deceit, and criminal promotion exist within society.

Morality or acceptable ethical principles are not explicitly stated in the U. S. constitution and it is time to include some ethical or moral principles in the constitution. A good beginning would be to change free speech to moral or ethical free speech. A secular moral or ethical code would also be advisable to explicitly state in the constitution and officially make the country a secular ethical theocracy or ideology to replace dying religious moralities.

A nation can’t exist without a commonly held secular morality or ethics unless it is a tyranny governed by laws and the use of coercive force such as in a communist tyranny. A democratic republic can’t long exist without a moral or ethical foundation which is more fundamental than a propagandized socialist ideology that is unjust in it’s realistic applications and runs roughshod over individual rights which permit responsible financially independent individuals and families to exist.

I end with my own recommendation for a secular moral or ethical code which is- in non emergency situations- don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. This secular code should be taught to all impressionable young minds in elementary school in detail so that by the age of about 13 most will know what behavior is morally or ethically acceptable and what behavior is morally or ethically unacceptable. Yes, there are some real life exceptions to any absolute moral or ethical code but mature adults will understand and accept the relatively few exceptions to what seems like an absolute secular moral or ethical code.

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